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Volume 11, Number 4—April 2005


Buruli Ulcer Recurrence, Benin

Martine Debacker*, Julia Aguiar†, Christian Steunou†, Claude Zinsou*†, Wayne M. Meyers‡, and Françoise Portaels*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; †Centre Sanitaire et Nutritionnel Gbemoten, Zagnanado, Benin; and; ‡Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, USA

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Table 4

Location, type, and size of previous and new lesions in 4 Buruli ulcer recurrent cases

Patient no. Size, type, and location of previous lesion* Type, size, and location of new lesion* Time since discharge 
from hospital (mo)
97-294 Small ulcer, right foot Small ulcer, same site 30
99-280 Large plaque + edema, left leg Large plaque + edema, same site 12
Small ulcer, left foot Small ulcer, same site 12
99-227 Large edema, left leg + bone lesion, left tibia Large edema right leg + bone lesion right tibia 17

*Small, <5 cm diameter; large, >5 cm diameter.

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